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September 2013 Archives

Will D.C. Council enhance sick leave rights?

In 2008, Washington, D.C., became the second city in the nation to mandate paid sick leave. Under the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act, many workers in D.C. now receive between three and seven paid sick days per year. However, certain professionals - including some health care workers and tipped workers - are exempt from the mandate. Last week, the D.C. Council announced that it will consider expanding the protections of the law to some of those workers.

Maryland Improves Job Protections for Pregnant Employees

Maryland enacted a new law effective October 1, 2013, that requires employers who have more than 15 employees to provide "light duty" to pregnant employees who require reasonable accommodations at work.

Home Health Care Workers May Be Entitled To Overtime Pay Under Federal Law

This week the US Department of Labor issued a ruling that will make it possible for home health care workers to be eligible to receive minimum wage and overtime wages beginning January 1, 2015.

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